Sunday, October 29, 2006

Stress and the betes

This past week was an awful week for the 'betes and me. As the Executive Director for the organization on my college campus and as a student, I live with stress. It's with me constantly and most of the time I do a great job managing it. But this week, we had a huge event for my org and I was super stressed. On Monday night/Tuesday morning I went to check the BG before bed and to my surprise I was 31. Eekkk. What was scary was that I didn't feel anywhere near 31. I checked again for good measure and I was 26. SCARY. Ok, glucose tabs and OJ. I felt more panicked after knowing. After 30 minutes, 2 more glasses of juice, and about a dozen tests, I was 100. Then off to bed.

I was 237 in the morning (gotta love that rebound). And was up and down until my event was over late Wednesday night.

The goal for this week is better control.

Say a prayer for me!

:o) Allison

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

That alarm

So yesterday I had my very first embarassing pump experience: I had noticed that my low battery alarm kept coming on, but figured my battery would last until the end of the day. Oh I was wrong. I'm in my first class- Intro to Health Com- and I start hearing this blaring beep which progressively gets louder. I'm like "please idiot, turn off your cell" but then I realize "it's me!" I scramble to get the battery out, only make more noise in my class of 45 people during a lecture. The professor finally looks annoyed and says "WILL SOMEONE PLEASE TURN OFF THEIR PHONE!" and I stand up, apologize, and run out of the room. I go out into the hall and get the battery out, try and calm myself down. Luckily, this is one of my professors who knows about my diabetes, so when I reenter the room, she gives me a simpathetic look. I sit through the next 45 minutes of my class and try and relax and listen, only wondering how high my blood sugar will be when I finally get a new battery in my pump (of course I don't have any in my backpack). After class, I apologize to the professor who looks at me and apologizes for embarassing me in front of the class. She says if she ever hears the noise again, she won't yell :o) I would appreciate that. I explain that when you depend on alittle device to help you, you have to remember it is a machine.

I have a presentation in that class on Friday. On diabetes.